Taxon: Melochia corchorifolia L.

 
Genus: Melochia
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Hermannieae
Nomen number: 316904
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:675. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Melochia
Typification:
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):342. 1999)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (s. & e.)
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan (s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia]


    Naturalized (natzd. in neotropics & subtropics)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  5. Goldberg, A. 1967. The genus Melochia L. (Sterculiaceae) Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 34:304.
  6. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  7. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  8. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  11. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  12. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):342.
  13. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)

Check other web resources for Melochia corchorifolia L. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=316904. Accessed 23 May 2018.